NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The North Pulaski Baptist Association (NPBA) will host its annual “Golf for the Hungry” golf tournament May 17 at Stonelinks Golf Course in North Little Rock.
Money raised through the event will help the association fight hunger within the North Pulaski County community through their three caring centers.
In a letter promoting the event, Jerry Gay, associational missionary for NPBA, cites statistics from the Arkansas Hunger Alliance, which state that 28 percent of Arkansans “have difficulty affording food” and that Arkansas is “ranked the 6th worst state in providing food for families with children.”
The tournament will be a scramble format with a shotgun start and will begin at 8:30 a.m. Barbecue will be provided free of charge by Whole Hog Café in Sherwood, and multiple contests will be held, including a hole-in-one contest with a $5,000 prize and a long drive contest. Participants will also receive a free golf club. Door prizes will also be raffled.
The tournament will provide participants two ways to compete: the actual golf tournament and “bring the bucks,” where individuals or teams that raise the most money will receive a gift and certificate.
Participants are encouraged to begin raising money before the event through their local churches, Sunday school classes, small groups, friends, business associates and through personal contributions. Participants can also sponsor holes during the event as a way to raise money.
“Every dollar you raise is three meals for the hungry in your community,” said Gay.
For more information on Golf for the Hungry, contact Dennis Wilkins, the tournament’s director, at 501-259-8197.